OWAC Spring Conference 2022 – Save the Dates!

May 10 – 12, 2022


The OWAC Spring Conference this year is confirmed! Save these dates. Tuesday, May 10th to Thursday, May 12th. Plus save a day or two before and/or after to participate in more of the great activities available to OWAC conference attendees during the pre- and post-conference days.

The venue for this year’s spring conference is Big Bear Lake in Southern California with lodging provided at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, a Holiday Inn Resort in the heart of Big Bear Village.

“Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s four-season mountain lake escape. Located in the heart of Southern California … Big Bear Lake is the jewel of the San Bernardino National Forest and known for excellent fishing, snowboarding and skiing, hiking, mountain biking and so much more!”


The conference cost is $145 per person for OWAC members and $195 per person for non-members. The cost includes accommodation for two nights, all meals, and all conference activities. Additional nights before or after the conference are available at a reduced rate for conference attendees.

The provisional Agenda looks like this:


Tuesday, May 10th

11:00 am – Conference Registration, Reception & Marketplace Opens

12:00 pm – Corporate Members have time to share mic to talk about product/services.

12:30 pm – Buffet Lunch & General Meeting call to order

12:30 pm – Spouse/Guests Activity

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Craft Improvement (May be combined into one)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Craft Improvement (May be combined into one)


5:00 pm – Social Hour / Hors d’oeuvres

6:00 pm – Banquet

7:00 pm – OWAC presentations

7:45 pm – Announcement of Raffle & Silent Auction Winners


Wednesday, May 11th

5:45 am to 9:00 am – Light Breakfast, Pick up Box Lunch & Water

FULL DAY Activities (details to be confirmed)

HALF DAY Activities – morning and afternoon (details to be confirmed)

Take a look at the list of activities below.


5:00 pm – Social Hour & Turn in Photos

6:00 pm – Dinner

7:00 pm – Photo Contest Winners

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Local Newsmaker, Host Speaker

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Share activity experiences & Thank You to host.


Thursday, May 12th

8:00 am – Breakfast, Social Exchange, Acknowledgements and Farewells.


Conference presenters will be announced soon!

Don’t forget activities will be offered on the pre- and post-conference days, Monday, May 9th and Friday, May 13th, for all attendees who wish to participate.

Here’s a sneak peek at the activities that will be offered:


  • Alpine Zoo
  • Big Bear Off-Road Experience
  • Yosemite Axe Throwing
  • eBike Tours
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Miss Liberty – Big Bear Lake’s Tour Boat
  • Action Zipline and Segway Tour
  • Charter Fishing
  • Barrel 33 Wine Tasting
  • Kayak, Canoe
  • Baldwin Lake Stables

Full details on all these tours will be posted soon with the days and times they will be available. Your selections can be made when you complete the registration form.

Registration opens Monday, March 14th, 2022


Please visit our Events page here regularly to check for updates and new and exciting information about the OWAC 2022 Spring Conference in Big Bear.


See you soon!

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OWAC is a non-profit association of media professionals who communicate the vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities and related issues in California, the surrounding western region, and beyond. The membership includes newspaper and magazine staffers, freelance writers, book authors, radio broadcasters, video producers, editors, photographers, artists, lecturers and information officers. OWAC’s spring and fall conferences, held in some of California’s most beautiful outdoor settings, showcase the organization’s principal programs.



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